Saturday, July 25, 2009

Snails Runaway




Thursday I became very frustrated. I could not decide what I wanted to do for a backing for this quilt.










I did prepare the label which is the leftover block and will be appliqu├ęd to the back prior to quilting.

But for several hours I planned, put fabrics on the design wall, and paced with no idea of how to back this quilt. Finally I gave up and left the studio: “Gari has left the studio!” Friday morning, however, I started searching through fabrics that I had not considered and found 10 yards, count them, 10 yards of fabric with red and gray sea shells. So I cut off 5 yards, cut and pressed it in preparation for stitching it and then I closed up the studio and we went to the beach.





And this is where I am now, Perdido Key in the panhandle of FL. When we got here this was my first priority: a comfortable chair, coffee, and a good book.








This was first thing this morning: the sun does not hit our deck as we are facing south.








By 7:30 this morning this was the beach, surf, sand, and fishermen. Boy will this be different later this morning.


We are staying in a friend’s condo, enjoying the sound of the surf, the smell of the salt air, and having no responsibilities, until Sunday evening. Then it is back to the real world.

3 comments:

  1. VERY nice getaway! Is it a long drive from where you live?

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  2. We are at the beach too. I brought my hand quilting to work on. The grandsons are coming today so I don't know how much I will get done! Have a great time.

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  3. It looks like a lovely place to get away to- we are having a real hot spell in Alberta and the beach looks like a wonderful beckoning place to keep cool.
    Your photos are lovely.
    Warmest regards,
    Anna

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